Special moment just happened in the tunnel @mlstadium Brian here, a 12 yr old @redskins fan just saw @dhall23skins in the hallway & said "Hey DeAngelo, I'll say a prayer for you." Hall said thanks kid, I needed that….and then threw him his game jersey. #TrueStory #powerofprayer #thatjusthappened #MeanJoeGreene #classy
Everyone has seen the legendary Coca-Cola commercial in which Steelers legend “Mean Joe” Greene was banged up after a game, but was offered a soda by a kid who somehow got into the team’s tunnel and repaid him with his game-worn jersey.
It’s one of the most famous ads ever, having been referenced and parodied for years. On Thursday night, Washington DB DeAngelo Hall decided to pull a Mean Joe on a young fan after he was sent to the locker room in the third quarter of the Redskins’ game against the New York Giants due to some kind of right toe injury.
According to former Giants lineman Shaun O’Hara, while Hall was walking through the tunnel, he ran into a 12-year-old Redskins fan who said he was going to say a prayer for the three-time Pro Bowler. Hall decided to thank the kid for sending good vibes his way by giving him the jersey he wore during the game.
There’s no word as of late on Thursday night on what the severity of Hall’s injury is or if he’s going to need to sit out a few games. Still, this was a really nice gesture, both by the young fan and by Hall.